Programs that exercise the mind, body, and spirit.
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Classes

The L.I.F.E. Center meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the

Sakura Room of Issei Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Loomis. A daily participant fee of $3 provides seniors with a Continental breakfast, a healthy, well-balanced lunch, and participation in all the activities of the Center.

 

Class Descriptions

Tai Chi

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 to 11 am

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is a centuries-old Chinese self-defense discipline for health, relaxation, meditation, and self-cultivation. It emphasizes relaxation and inner calm and can be learned by anyone regardless of age, sex, or athletic ability. It is practiced slowly and evenly in circular patterns.
Sometimes called Chinese or Taoist yoga, Tai Chi emphasizes relaxation and inner calm rather than strength. It can be learned by anyone regardless of age, sex, or athletic ability. It is practiced slowly and evenly in circular patterns.
Tai Chi has the capability to produce strength physically by the proper repetition of the movements. Tai Chi Chuan is considered a healing exercise because of it’s reputation for alleviating many ailments. It improves circulation, balance, and helps relax and strengthen the nervous system. The movements help to tone up muscles and relieve tension.
Along with Tai Chi students learn basic Chi Gong (Oigong) exercises. Chi Gong literally means “energy work”. Chi Gong helps develop the flow of “Chi” or life-force energy throughout the body and helps to energize and rejuvenate one’s feeling of overall well-being.
Bob and Isabel Meyer, the instructors, have been teaching Tai Chi for twenty years and Bob has been in Martial Arts for forty years.

Stretchersize

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 am to 12 noon

This class offers strength building, toning and increased flexibility for the more mature body.  Sue Inman, the instructor has studied dance for 30 years, and currently teaches ballet, tap and jazz to people of all ages.  Sue has taught stretch and fitness in Rocklin and the Center for the last 15 years.

Quilting and Sewing

Thursdays 9 am to 12 noon

This class is offered by Marie Golemis and Marylee Drake both of whom are involved in local quilting guilds.  They help develop quilting skills as well as sewing skills for those who prefer not to quilt.  Since quilting is an art of various dimensions they look for new projects to challenge the participants.  If they have a current project they assist them.  There are reference books to inspire them to try something new and they have the necessary tools for all their quilting projects.  They have a stash (quilters’ speak for fabric) which has been donated.

Art

Tuesday 9 am to 12 noon

This class is offered by Marie Bowden who was an Art Major at Yuba College and has taken classes from Pam Johnson at Sierra College and Gary Pruner at American River College.  The class is primarily focused on instruction in the visual arts and the public exhibition of our work.  The intent is to offer a welcoming social classroom setting for senior art students.  We provide a place to receive instruction and encouragement as they develop their creative gifts, and to experience the anticipation and excitement of setting up their own art shows.  The more advance students are a help and encouragement for the beginning students and adds to the spirit of the class.